I believe every person struggles with what to cook for their family. I struggled so much I used to avoid the thought until someone came downstairs and demanded dinner. I would open up the refrigerator and stand there. I do not know what I expected to happen but the chef I hoped for didn’t tumble out of my freezer.
I realized a couple of things that not planning resulted in. The first was my food budget was out of control. I mean truly mortifying. The second thing I realized is when I walked around the store and threw things in the basket I got home, and nothing went together. The third and most embarrassing thing is we began to throw away a lot of food.
The worst part about all of it is I felt I was failing. Then one day I saw a 7-day meal plan. I figured I could do anything for seven days, so I went through my families favorite recipes, and I wrote down a list of 30. I then created a calendar. I pulled out my family calendar to see what nights I should cook what meal on.
I felt like a rock star. I had a plan and for the first time in years. I wasn’t anxious when I opened up my refrigerator. Then something even better happened.
I figured out that I could double up some of my favorite recipes which saved me time and money and then the next month I would have less to cook. I find that using a calendar and a plan has helped me to become the mom I wanted to be. I no longer hide in the bathroom or the closet. Yes, I have done both hoping they found something to eat so I wouldn’t have to cook.
I use my calendar to save both money and time. You can read about how I have saved thousands using a calendar in this post How to save money using a calendar.
These are tried and true menu ideas that are easy, healthy quick meals that will not drain your bank account or your energy reserve.
Easy, Healthy, Quick Meals Free Printable Monthly Menu Calendar
February 2018 Free Printable Menu Calendar
This January, we have tasty, easy and healthy meal plans for dinner for the whole family.
Healthy Dinner Meal Plan for February
- Asian Chicken Salad
- Cabbage Roll Soup with Ground Turkey
- Salmon with Balsamic Glaze
- Orange-Spiced Glazed Ham
- Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
- Southwest Steak Salad
- Pecan Crusted Ruffy
- Tangy Turkey Meatballs
- Baked Apple Chicken
- Taco Salad
- Instant Pot Pesto Chicken
- Hearty Turkey Chili
- Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Zucchini Pizza Bites
- Gluten Free Lasagna Soup – Pressure Cooker Recipe
- Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
- Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
- Blackened Tilapia
- Chicken Vegetable Soup
- Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup
- Skillet Pork Chops
- Amish Ham Loaf
- Slow Cooker Beef Noodles
- Tomato Soup
- Chicken and Vegetables
- French Onion Soup
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Italian Sausage Soup
Dessert Recipes for February
- Blueberry Crisp
- Valentine’s Day Cake Balls
- Chocolate Covered Clementine Hearts
- Chocolate Coffee Mousse
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